IBM Computer

Rabbi Watson: The Next Stop for Jeopardy!’s Computer?

02/28/2011 - 19:00

What’s next for Watson, the IBM computer that easily defeated two champion “Jeopardy!” players on the popular TV quiz show? The press recently reported that developers are planning to send the computer to medical school to help doctors identify diseases and recommend treatments. Wait a minute. How about enrolling the IBM computer at Yeshiva University or JTS to ordain Rabbi Watson and help combat illiteracy and disaffiliation in the Jewish community? The Birthright alums would love it. To simulate how Rabbi W.

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